Melissa Coates Bio/Wiki
Melissa Coates was a pro wrestler, bodybuilder, fitness model, and actress from Canada. She was born on June 18, 1971, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
She was most recognized for her appearances on the Game Show Network’s Extreme Dodgeball during the first two seasons.
She was most known in professional wrestling for her appearances in the developing territories of World Wrestling Entertainment, Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling, NWA Anarchy, and Women Superstars Uncensored. She was Sabu’s valet on the independent circuit, going by the ring name Super Genie.
Melissa Coates, popularly known as Super Genie, a former WWE wrestler, died on June 23 for unclear circumstances. Last year, the 50-year-old former wrestler had her leg amputated to prevent blood clots from blocking her arteries.
I am shocked and sad to hear of the passing of a friend, Melissa Coates. I got to work with her on the short film “A Story About Ian,” which I was one of the producers. Melissa had an acting role in the film. It was always great hanging out with Melissa. R.I.P. Melissa. pic.twitter.com/UQY0dtkkNd
— Solomon Chertok (@ChertokSolomon) June 24, 2021
She was 50 years old.
Coates hoped to be a professional tennis player before entering professional wrestling after watching Martina Navratilova. Coates began weightlifting at the age of 15 in order to prepare for tennis, and she joined her first tennis competition in 1984 when she made it to the finals.
The following year, she re-entered and won the Mid-Canada Junior Girls Championship. She switched her focus from tennis to bodybuilding in the early 1990s, winning the overall lightweight category of the Windsor Physique Contest. Coates moved to Los Angeles after gaining notoriety and worked at two gyms and two bars to supplement her income. She won the Jan Tana Classic in 1996 after being granted professional status in 1995.
I had my very first match against Melissa Coates. There’s always a forever connection when you share the ring with someone and I’m honored to have that with her. Thank you for being so sweet, helpful and busting my brace face open. I’ll truly never forget you. ❤️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/wi33PmoyaD
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) June 24, 2021
She took a break from bodybuilding in 1999 and went on to work as a model. She also competed in the first two seasons of the Game Show Network’s Extreme Dodgeball. Her squad, the Barbell Mafia, made the playoffs the first year but did not qualify the following year.
How Did Melissa Coates Die? (Death Reason)
Coates died five days after her 50th birthday, on June 23, 2021. The reason for death has not been disclosed.
Coates passed suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Facebook post from one of his friends, and the family has requested privacy at this time.
Saddened to hear that Melissa Coates (IFBB Pro & “Super Genie” in Wrestling) has passed away.
We send our warmest thoughts to her loved ones and legions of fans. pic.twitter.com/M8815n1Apw
— RXMuscle.com (@RXMuscledotcom) June 24, 2021